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72
drank Organic Green Tea by Clipper
1098 tasting notes

The first time I brewed up a filter bag of Clipper Organic Green tea, I was reminded immediately of Tazo Chun Mee. I sent an email to Clipper inquiring whether their blend was also Chun Mee. They wrote back indicating that their tea is sourced from South India and Hunan Province in China. No details about the identity of the teas blended, so it probably depends on what’s available, price, etc. But the blend is certified organic and free trade.

In today’s steep-off chez sherapop Clipper Organic Green is going sniff-to-sniff, sip-to-sip with Tazo Chun Mee.

First observation: the dried teas smell very similar. In fact, in a blind sniff, I probably could not tell them apart—say if I were offered two Tazo versus one of each or two Clipper.

Second observation: the brewed liquor looks identical as well: dark gold veering brown. I was very careful not to oversteep, and I used cooler water, so these teas have been brewed to maximize whatever potential may be held within the bags.

Third observation: they taste almost identical as well! In fact, I’m having a very difficult time telling them apart. They could actually be the same tea! Well, the Clipper is a tiny bit grassier… and a bit less smooth…

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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72
drank Organic Green Tea by Clipper
1098 tasting notes

Another new organic green tea for me—also sourced from the grocery store!—this Clipper tea reminds me very much of Tazo Chun Mee. I’m nearly certainly that it is a Chun Mee blend, but I shot an email to customer service to find out what they have to say.

The brew is gold—a rich gold, not really brown—and the flavor is baked not steamed. I actually liked this better than the Tazo Chun Mee of which it reminded me, so I’ll be doing a steep-off sometime soon to verify. I believe that the Tazo is also organic, and these are both filter bags, not sachets, so the particles of the tea blend are rather small and the bags are not reinfusable. Not bad at all for a filter bag green, and I’m always happy to ingest anything organic.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 g 9 OZ / 266 ML

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90
drank Snore & Peace by Clipper
2 tasting notes

I just got this yesterday but I quickly fell in love with this tea! The chamomile and lemon balm are very pronounced, and there’s a mild mint flavor that goes down with it. I left the tea bag for about three to four minutes but the flavor is relatively still mild, which I really liked. I also noticed that this tea makes me rather drowsy (living up to its name, Snore and Peace) and makes me sleep better.

Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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drank Fairtrade by Clipper
186 tasting notes

I had to leave the house because job application forms were making me want to claw my eyes out and tear my arms off and cry. Whyyy do I have to list my work experience in order of most recent? Nobody considering me for an admin job is going to want to know that I’m an extra and an illustrator and that I took a 3-month contract in retail, and with that crap accounting for the past 10 months so as not to leave an unexplained gap in my CV, they’ll probably have binned it before getting to the bit where I did admin-type work for 13 flipping years. curls up and weeps I’ve rendered myself unemployable and I wish I knew who to let tipsily snog me to get anywhere in television production.

But I digress. This was the black tea served at Morrisons Cafe, where I went so I could not be in the house for like an hour. Tea’s cheap and they politely don’t notice the number of extra organic sugar packets I pocketed, so that’s nice. It’s a good, strong everyday tea, and I don’t think there’s really that much I can say, given the haphazard brew it got and the fact that I chugged most of it much faster than I normally would, as they were out of kids for the takeaway cups and I didn’t much fancy taking a full cup of tea onto the tram with pale yellow canvas shoes on. That’s courting danger, that is.

MissB

It’s been about eight years since I’ve had to write a CV for a job-job, so take this with a grain of salt, however I’ve yet to use a chronological layout for any resume; I use skill-based instead, and have yet to have a complaint about it.

Sami Kelsh

I normally do too, but I’m finding more and more places stress that CVs will not be accepted and you have to fill out their application form instead – where you more or less awkwardly copy and paste your CV in the order some HR person has decided will make you look the least employable. Joy! I’m attempting a compromise by putting the most relevant experience title in boldface so it’ll, you know, stand out.

Ugh.

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78
drank Organic White Tea by Clipper
186 tasting notes

Full disclosure: white tea isn’t something I tend to gravitate to drinking straight-up, as I tend to prefer my plain teas to have enough body to stand up to milk or at least more robust tasting notes, and I bought this to blend with an herbal I found cloying on its own. But in the interest of trying everything, I first gave this one a go on its own, and it’s a decent white tea. It’s light, with a bit of astringency and the sort of delicate flavour I could see myself drinking just before dinner, but probably not very often. Maybe iced, when the weather’s warm, as a change from just carrying around a big bottle of water.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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38

Picked up this tea the other day at the Metro store which has loads of different teas. This one sounded good but it’s in tea bags. When I opened it the orange smell hit my nose but not in a good way. It was sharp. Brewed up , I used 175 temperature water. The white tea is ….not the best I’ve had. It brews up dark and it does not have that mild delicate flavour that loose tea does. It is a stronger white tea. The orange flavour tastes artificial . Overall this is a crappy tea compared to some of the loose leaf white teas out there. For a bagged tea, it still is not great; but definitely not horrible. It is drinkable. Why am I so pulled in by fancy packaging? The box looked cute. The combo of white tea with orange sounded enticing. So here again I have bought a tea when I don’t need it and on top of that , it’s a bad tea. I think I do need TDA (Tea Drinkers Anonymous)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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91
drank Big Breakfast by Clipper
96 tasting notes

This has been my breakfast tea for the last month or so, and it’s probably my favorite in recent memory. It’s strong but not harsh; full of flavor, and takes milk & sugar like a champ. I still can’t tease out individual flavors in these blended teas I drink with milk, so I’ll just say it’s pretty close to my ideal of what a breakfast blend should taste like. Yum!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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68
drank Cloud Nine by Clipper
1117 tasting notes

Apple, hibiscus, pineapple, something oddly bitter (melon?), more apple. I think this would be really fun cold-brewed and given to the kids; kids that love apples! An interesting tea, however I think I steeped it a bit too long, or perhaps used too much (two teabags for 12oz).

Thanks to KittyLovesTea for sharing this with me! Something I probably wouldn’t have found on my own, which is always one of my favorite things – to discover things within someone else’s wheelhouse.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85
drank Rise & Shine by Clipper
391 tasting notes

Many thanks to adagio breeze for bringing a few bags of this all the way from England!

I quite like this one. It’s tart and lemon-y. Great for an afternoon tea break at the office. Sad to say I drank it all up before getting around to writing a full review. :(

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25
drank Wild Berry by Clipper
1006 tasting notes

Yesterday and today were days of fairly crappy bagged teas, courtesy of hosting nursing interviews. I’m definitely looking forward to being back at my desk tomorrow. Lipton is the standard fare, and they’re okay, but I was getting a bit tired of those. I tried this one today, but sadly wasn’t all that impressed. It smells gorgeous — a really lovely, fairly accurate berry scent, reminiscent of blackcurrant and maybe raspberry. Brewed, it just tastes like hibiscus, more or less. I wasn’t really expecting anything else, and it’s by no means a bad tea. The flavouring isn’t hopelessly tart, and it’s definitely drinkable. It was a hot drink, at the end of the day, and that’s what I needed more than anything. It gets points for that.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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84

Surprisingly yummy! Few ingredients compared to other chai, but I find this gives it a very clean and refreshing flavor. The spices are skewed heavily toward clove, so if you aren’t fond of cloves you many not like it as much. I find the cloves remind me of classic Celestial Seasoning’s Mandarine Orange only without the orange or a bit like Bigelow’s Constant Comment. Very satisfying for a box of tea bags! Would definitely purchase again.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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84
drank Rise & Shine by Clipper
67 tasting notes

Nice.It’s a bit like NUMI’s Mate Lemon Green Tea ,reminding me of its lovely&sweet flavor of lemon myrtle .Actually,the cute package/cover gained some extra points ,furthermore I’m happy with the refreshing taste,as if I was welcomed with a warm&bright embrace and a sunny smile ,days were soft like cotton,that kind of thing XD.

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74

This tea is hugely full bodied and robust with hints of smoke, damp soil, malt and wood. It can be astringent without milk but it can also be pleasurable plain, my husband likes it strong and black yet he usually adds milk to his hot drinks.

The loose tea itself is somewhat fine and powdery which I believe helps increase it’s strength but it may take a few steeps before you find your desired strength.

All in all it’s a splendid British brew.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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95

got this from a friend. – Hmm, rarely drink T+ (fruit, aroma,….) just prefer my teas pure without any addition, so wasn’t very enthusiast at first.

Open: noted very strong rasberry taste, very sweet. Hope this is going o.k. as I really hate fruity, sweet teas.

Cup:
water 75 C. degrees
Teapot: Chatsford 2 cup
1 bag

sums up to….

pure delight. oh wow. Rasberry taste hardly detectable in cup, which is a huge plus. It’s a rather pleasant smooth cup with a bit of extra umpf. (reminds me of elderflower somehow)

Would never ever have picked this one myself, so pleasantly surprised.

Love the Clipper teas series, have the Earl Grey (my fave), the green, and the everyday tea.

Clipper seems to be taken over most of the popular brands here rather quickly. They are a big hit here at the moment, some types are not available here though (yet..?)

Will def. buy this one again.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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95

This is the best decaf black tea I’ve found so far. This is the stout cuppa, with milk, that you want when you’re hankering after a satisfying and not too fancy cup of tea but don’t want to deal with caffeine.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Organic White Tea by Clipper
17 tasting notes

hardly drink white tea (too….&…) but since I like Clipper teas, and the brand is now being introduced here (discounts, one free, etc.) I decided to try the white one.

appearance: dark golden, kind of orange coloured tea. Incredibly smooth, cannot really say what is tastes like, it’s just delicate, & smooth. Did I already say that?
smoothest teas I have had in a long time.

It’ll be great for ice tea during summers.

I need a morning kick, so drink this now and then, late at night and/or before going to bed.

nice.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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68
drank Organic Green Tea by Clipper
17 tasting notes

nice green. Nothing special, but if you are in a hurry and don’t want to fuss with loose leafs in the pot, this one is just about right.

smells delicious, nice clean green tea taste. very clear golden yellow.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Fairtrade by Clipper
17 tasting notes

Clipper as a brand finally introduced here in NL!!!
Their Earl Grey is the best bagged tea on the market, and my staple tea.

this one is very nice as well. Tea that is on the market here tends to be weak and bland (we are a coffee nation, most coffee per head- ), however, I prefer a good old, strong English cup of tea, and that is just what this is.

strong, mix of assam and ceylon. yummie. box 0f 40 tips gone in no time….

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Earl Grey by Clipper
17 tasting notes

finally available locally!!

great earl grey fan here. This one is just perrrfect!!!

staple tea for me.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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44
drank Organic Green Tea by Clipper
37 tasting notes

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16
drank Wild Berry by Clipper
2 tasting notes

I didn’t like this infusion at all. Usually I love Clipper teas because of their honest taste, but this was just awful.
The colour is pretty purplish red, but the scent is a bit weird and overly sweet.
I can’t even describe the taste. But it will be stuck in your mouth for a looong time after drinking. It’s like sickly sweet beetroot. Ew.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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68
drank Wild Berry by Clipper
5 tasting notes

This herbal infusion is a good after dinner option. To me this is a relaxing evening warm tea, a good digestive as well. You could also experiment by combining it with white or oolong teas or even puer tea for a change.

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